Lawyers e-Journal

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009

Upcoming CLE seminar and program schedule

Participate in the upcoming "Resolving Disputes Among Members of Closely-Held and Family Businesses" seminar

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To register for the following programs, call MBA Member Services at (617) 338-0530, [e-mail membership] or visit the CLE Web site. To download a PDF of the January/February CLE brochure, click here.  

This week's highlighted programs include:
  • January Seminar Schedule

Scroll down for program descriptions, dates and registration details.


The Rx Files — Medicine for Lawyers Part III: Dental Issues, Course #: HLD09
Tuesday, Jan. 20 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Resolving Disputes Among Members of Closely-Held and Family Businesses, Course #: BLE09
Wednesday, Jan. 21 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Chapters 93A & 176D Update, Course #: CLN09
Tuesday, Jan. 27 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

Preparing to File a Lawsuit, Course #: CLO09
Tuesday, Jan. 27 /  Western New England College School of Law, 1215 Wilbraham Rd., Springfield

District Court Survival Guide — Civil Practice, Course #: CLP09
Thursday, Jan. 29 / MBA, 20 West St., Boston

MBA co-sponsored programs

Child Support Guidelines: New Solutions to Old Problems
4-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 12
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

Attend and learn from an interactive discussion with numerous members of the Child Support Guidelines Task Force about the new child support guidelines—how to use the new guidelines, how they are different from existing guidelines, impact of the new guidelines on existing orders, deviations from the guidelines, utilizing the worksheet and making effective arguments under the new guidelines.

Click here for additional program information and to register.

Contemporary Alimony Considerations
4-7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 12
Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont St., Boston

Alimony considerations in a divorce or separate support case present difficulties for practitioners in formulating what would be a fair and reasonable award under current law. The major alimony litigation issue pertains to duration. In response to this issue, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association formed a joint Alimony Task Force that has been working on developing proposals for alimony standards. The overall mission of the Alimony Task Force is to stimulate judicial, academic and legislative discussion in order to foster consistency and predictability in alimony awards.

The Task Force had a preliminary draft report for comment in the fall of 2008 which includes recommendations for reasonableness of the amount and duration of awards, including factors for consideration by the court in alimony awards, standards for consideration in determining attribution of income and characterization of income as opposed to after-acquired assets. The Task Force is also reviewing the special tax consequences and enforcement of alimony awards in the context of same-sex divorce as a factor for the court to consider in alimony awards.

Click here for additional program information and to register.

NOTE: There is a special rate if you register for Alimony Considerations and Child Support Guidelines programs.

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